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Dion Johnson's work is exuberant. A world where pop meets John McCracken in colors that dilate your eyes, these paintings scream happy. There's a sense of pouring but not dripping; it's a bold statement of form that turns into architecture that turns into landscape. It's John Lautner houses, it's Venice Beach, it's the Hollywood Bowl on a summer night. The paintings combine urban crowding with big spaces of open fields, much akin to life in Los Angeles.
The show runs through September 3 at Western Project.